Along with this spring's bumper crop of new musicals and plays comes a first-ever bumper crop of websites about them and their subjects. Here are some interesting links:
The subject of this Wayne Cilento revue is lyricist Johnny Mercer, who wrote words for pop songs and movie themes from the 1920s to the 1960s. He even tried Broadway a few times. For information on his writings, the production is steering fans to the Johnny Mercer website at http://www.pobox.com/~johnnymercer.
The musical itself is in the process of developing a website (http://www.buybroadway.com/shows/titanic) scheduled for launch June 20, but the following websites were posted on a bulletin board at the musical's rehearsal hall as places the creative team did research, and where members of the cast could find out more about the tragedy central to their show:
For bios on the ship's engineers: http://www.livjm.ac.uk/~etmdgri1/html_files/titengdr.htm
For Bios of Passengers: www.geocities.com/athens/acropolis/7136/home.html
or or www.rmplc.co.uk/eduweb/sites/phind/home.html
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The original fan-generated site: http://ReedyCreek.Stanford.Edu/RecArtsJH/JHWelcome.html
The new "Official" site: http://www.jekyll-hyde.com
The Leonard Bernstein website featured info on the musical throughout May, with information on its genesis and score: http://www.leonardbernstein.com/splash/index.html STEEL PIER
A site is under construction, according to spokesman Steve Pitalo, but no URL or launch date are set.